7/23/2008

Girls who fail in school are much more likely to suffer depression than their female peers who don't experience this difficulty, while boys who fail apparently are no more likely to be depressed, according to a new University of Washington study. "For girls there are broader implications of school failure," said Carolyn McCarty, the study's lead author. "While school failure is more atypical for girls it appears to have more severe consequences when it does occur."

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